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Old March 22nd 10, 11:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
b11_
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Default Print-outs are dark

When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.


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Old March 23rd 10, 12:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Print-outs are dark

On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:52:05 -0700, b11_
wrote:

When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.

At a guess, the gamma settings between the screen and printer are
probably different. And, no, I have no idea how to change them. :-)
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Old March 23rd 10, 12:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Print-outs are dark

On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:52:05 -0700, b11_
wrote:

When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.

At a guess, the gamma settings between the screen and printer are
probably different. And, no, I have no idea how to change them. :-)
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Old March 23rd 10, 12:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Print-outs are dark

On 03/22/2010 06:52 PM, b11_ wrote:
When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.



Check to see if you have an *.icm for your monitor/printer setup.

Also check to see what you have set within the printer properties/setup
for its various settings. Often a user sets their screen to "bright and
lighter contrast" than the printer is set for, and gamma higher than 1.0
[within the video adapter advanced settings] and/or adjusted the
hue/color/saturation levels.

You can download one of the old monitor test screens [like the old TV
set screens] and make sure you haven't "bleached" the screen or
otherwise messed up the normal viewing.

REFERENCE:
Color Management and Windows: An Introduction
An Overview of Microsoft Image Color Management Technology
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/archive/icmwp.mspx

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Old March 23rd 10, 12:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Print-outs are dark

On 03/22/2010 06:52 PM, b11_ wrote:
When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.



Check to see if you have an *.icm for your monitor/printer setup.

Also check to see what you have set within the printer properties/setup
for its various settings. Often a user sets their screen to "bright and
lighter contrast" than the printer is set for, and gamma higher than 1.0
[within the video adapter advanced settings] and/or adjusted the
hue/color/saturation levels.

You can download one of the old monitor test screens [like the old TV
set screens] and make sure you haven't "bleached" the screen or
otherwise messed up the normal viewing.

REFERENCE:
Color Management and Windows: An Introduction
An Overview of Microsoft Image Color Management Technology
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/archive/icmwp.mspx

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Old March 23rd 10, 01:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Print-outs are dark

"b11_" wrote in message
...
When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.



Suddenly happened or always been darker? Only JPEG's, what about .BMP's?
What about the printer's Test Page (the coloured Windows logo on the top
corner)?

Assuming not an *.icm issue then try printing blocks of the three primary
printing colours (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) using Paint and see if any one
colour prints incorrectly. Or Google for Nokia's Monitor Test and "Print
Screen" the main screen.

I guess that you are using the OEM's ink for your printer and not cheaper
substitutes.

Mart


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Old March 23rd 10, 01:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Mart
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Default Print-outs are dark

"b11_" wrote in message
...
When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.



Suddenly happened or always been darker? Only JPEG's, what about .BMP's?
What about the printer's Test Page (the coloured Windows logo on the top
corner)?

Assuming not an *.icm issue then try printing blocks of the three primary
printing colours (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) using Paint and see if any one
colour prints incorrectly. Or Google for Nokia's Monitor Test and "Print
Screen" the main screen.

I guess that you are using the OEM's ink for your printer and not cheaper
substitutes.

Mart


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Old March 24th 10, 01:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Print-outs are dark

Could the printer's driver affect the lightness/darkness of a print-out?
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"Mart" wrote:

"b11_" wrote in message
...
When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.



Suddenly happened or always been darker? Only JPEG's, what about .BMP's?
What about the printer's Test Page (the coloured Windows logo on the top
corner)?

Assuming not an *.icm issue then try printing blocks of the three primary
printing colours (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) using Paint and see if any one
colour prints incorrectly. Or Google for Nokia's Monitor Test and "Print
Screen" the main screen.

I guess that you are using the OEM's ink for your printer and not cheaper
substitutes.

Mart


.

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Old March 24th 10, 01:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Mart
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Default Print-outs are dark


Unlikely, unless you are not using the correct win98 driver for your
printer. But answers to my previous questions might shed more light (or
darkness g) on things particularly if you are not using the original
printer manufacturers ink. Cheap ink *may* result in unexpected results.

Why do ask if the printer's driver could cause the problem? Sounds like you
know more than you are telling us.

Mart


"b11_" wrote in message
...
Could the printer's driver affect the lightness/darkness of a print-out?
__________________________________________________ __________

"Mart" wrote:

"b11_" wrote in message
...
When I look at a JPEG image on the screen, it looks just fine. Bit when
I
print it, the image is too dark. I have tryed other JPEG images but the
result is the same. Any help is appreciated.



Suddenly happened or always been darker? Only JPEG's, what about .BMP's?
What about the printer's Test Page (the coloured Windows logo on the top
corner)?

Assuming not an *.icm issue then try printing blocks of the three primary
printing colours (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) using Paint and see if any
one
colour prints incorrectly. Or Google for Nokia's Monitor Test and "Print
Screen" the main screen.

I guess that you are using the OEM's ink for your printer and not cheaper
substitutes.

Mart


.



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Old March 24th 10, 09:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Print-outs are dark

=?Utf-8?B?YjExXw==?= wrote in
:

Could the printer's driver affect the lightness/darkness of
a print-out?


Yes, not the "driver" as you mean it, but a SETTING in the
*control panel* /of/ the printer driver - which is the GUI of
the printer set up controls.

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